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Archive for October, 2011

Syracuse’s Liquid Highway

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Onondaga Creekwalk ceremony

Onondaga Creekwalk ceremony

The city and county continue to develop in and around Onondaga Creek. Here is a vision of what the creek looked like in 2003,  and here is information on  the Creek walk, which was officially opened yesterday. The current section of the creek is open from Armory Square to the Lakefront.

Home Cooking

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Jamesville-Dewitt Center DaJuan Coleman cited playing close to home and the family atmopsher in his decision to play basketball at Syracuse over Kentucky or Ohio State.

Jamesville-Dewitt center Dajuan Coleman cited proximity and the family atmopshere of the program in his decision to play basketball next year at Syracuse over Kentucky or Ohio State.

Edifice Complex

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Destiny USA

Destiny USA

 “The tendency to think that a city can build itself out of decline is an example of the edifice error, decease the tendency to think that abundant new buildings leads to urban success. Successful cities typically do build, because economic vitality makes people willing to pay for space and builders are happy to accomodate. But building is the result, not the cause of success…”  -Edward Glaeser

A Tale from the Hood

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Walter Hood gives the 2011 Warner Selgiman Lecture at Syracuse University

Walter Hood gives the 2011 Warner Selgiman Lecture at Syracuse University

Designer, architect, artist and urbanist Walter Hood described some of nationwide design projects and the agrarian roots in modern day urbanism yesterday at SU’s School of Architecture.

Below is an excerpt form his talk, which focuses on the “Find the Rivers” project Hood did in Pittsburgh, PA.  The “Rivers” geographic location is the setting for many of the plays by August Wilson called the Hill District.

Hood, who is based in Oakland CA, was in town for the  2011 Werner Seligman lecture.

Tale from the Hood by SIF

Autumn’s In the Air

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Apple Orchard, Elbridge, NY

Occupy Syracuse (day 6)

Friday, October 7th, 2011

What is a city but the people?”    William Shakespeare

Ground Zero for Occupy Syracuse

Ground Zero for Occupy Syracuse

For nearly a week 50-100 people occupy and some spend the night at Perseverance Park on South Salina Street to protest corporate greed and income inequality.

The Syracuse movement began Saturday as a show of  solidarity to the Occupy Wall Street Movement in NYC, which began last month.

Matt Figueroa, who first visited Occupy Syracuse on Tusday, works on a sign at the site

Matt Figueroa, levitra who first visited Occupy Syracuse on Tusday, and works on a sign at the site

Shara Jean, a student at OCC who has visited the site since Monday, said, “I am passionate about change. I have children and I want them to have a future.”

Shara Jean, student

Shara Jean, student

Similar protests are also happening in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Albany.

So Much To Say

Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Take 6 on stage at Holy Cross Church

Take 6 on stage at Holy Cross Church

Multiple Grammy-award winners Take 6 came to the area last week and performed two concerts,  one at Hamilton College and another at Holy Cross Church in Dewitt.

Joey Kibble of Take 6 gets the crowd involved at Holy Cross Church

Join the Band: Joey Kibble of Take 6 gets the crowd involved at Holy Cross Church

The Holy Cross performance was sponsored by Lemoyne College.

Take 6: Newcomer Christian Dentley channels Jazzy Jeff on the turntables and then a 1980s Michael Jackson.

Take 6 newcomer Christian Dentley channels Jazzy Jeff on the turntables and then a 1980’s Michael Jackson.

Take 6 wowed the crowd with their vocal antics and stage show. Their set included songs from earlier albums as well as songs they did for films. The group also delighted fans by singing a medley of familiar pop music favorites Earth Wind& Fire, the Doobie Brothers and Michael Jackson.

Harmony: Alvin and Claude

Harmony: Alvin and Claude

During a break, Claude McKnight III and Alvin Chea encouraged everyone take out their phones and hit up Take 6 on Twitter and Facebook, which met the approval of both the young and old.

Please turn back on all cell phones

Please turn back on all cell phones

Local groups Gospel Music Workshop of America (Syracuse Chapter) and Fermata Nowhere served as a great appetizer.

GM Worshop of America's LaRae Martin-Coore

GM Workshop of America’s LaRae Martin-Coore

LaRae Martin-Coore belted out a soulful solo for the GM Workshop and turned the crowd into a hallelujah chorus.

Fermata Nowhere, Lemonyne College’s a capella group, also didn’t disappoint, especially Albany junior Devon Barrett’s staccato human beatbox.

Fermata Nowhere (with Devon Barrett on the beatbox)

Fermata Nowhere (with Devon Barrett on the beatbox)